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(Neb)-Game And Parks Planning Prescribed Burns, Including 6 In The Panhandle

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/10/2019 09:46 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Game and Parks will conduct prescribed burns on more than 2 dozen wildlife management areas, state recreation areas, and state parks over the next 5 weeks, including some in the Panhandle.

      Game and Parks Wildlife Division assistant administrator Pat Molini says the various burns will conducted through May 15 when conditions are favorable.

       Controlled fires are used to improve wildlife habitat, especially for birds, and to reduce the invasion of trees into prairie areas.

      A half-dozen areas scheduled for prescribed burns are in the Game and Parks Northwest District, which covers the Panhandle.

      Two are in Dawes County - Bordeaux WMA east of Chadron and Ponderosa WMA southeast of Crawford - with 2 others in Scotts Bluff County - Kiowa WMA about 5 miles south of Morrill and Nine Mile Creek WMA, a short distance southeast of Lake Minatare.

      The remaining two are the Peterson WMA just southwest of Fort Robinson State Park in Sioux County and Smith Lake WMA 25 miles south of Rushville in Sheridan County


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